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The Civic Gallery

A platform to showcase local artistic and creative talent, The Civic Gallery is as an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work to the public in the Civic Reception of Kensington Town Hall.


What to see and do in Kensington and Chelsea

See and do

So much to see and do - visit major museums and galleries, lesser known hidden gems, theatres and other entertainment venues, parks and gardens, places of interest, libraries, sports and recreation, find sculpture on public display, discover the history of the borough, commemorative blue plaques of famous former residents and notable filming locations.

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Saatchi Gallery

Founded in 1985 to bring contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible by providing an innovative platform for emerging artists to show their work. The Gallery has hosted 15 out of the top 20 most visited exhibitions in London over the last five years, and has more followers on social media than any other museum in the world. Entry to all Saatchi Gallery’s exhibitions is free.

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Our shopping centres range from international destinations to smaller, more quirky local centres and street markets.

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Eat and drink

Where to Stay


Churchill Arms

<div class='contentField'><p>Dripping in flowers and filled with Churchill memorabilia.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>119 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 7LN</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.churchillarmskensington.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea Potter

<div class='contentField'><p>Traditional pub and famous 60s hang out.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>119 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4PL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/chelsea-potter/">Read more</a></div>

Scarsdale Tavern

<div class='contentField'><p>Local gastro pub</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>23A Edwardes Square, Kensington, London W8 6HE</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.scarsdaletavern.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Hansom Cab

<div class='contentField'><p>Local beer house.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>84-86 Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London W8 6EG</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://thehansomcab.com/">Read more</a></div>

Sloane Place Bar

<div class='contentField'><p>Contemporary cocktail bar</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.sloaneplace.com/restaurant-bar/">Read more</a></div>